There have been times when a quality headphones and a good playlist of loud rock songs has helped me tune out the world and focus. Add in any type of stress or anxiety, however, and both lyrics and jarring tempo escalate my distractibility. So I went on a search for music that will help me focus during work activities such a typing, reading, strategizing, and problem solving. I didn't find the perfect solution immediately. Take a walk with me down my path of discovery.